Luminous (Digital Songbook)

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Luminous (Digital Songbook)



Kathy Parsons at says:
"With Luminous, her 22nd album, pianist/composer Michele McLaughlin reveals a softer and more delicate side to her playing and composing styles. There is a poignance in several of the pieces, but, overall, the album is an expression of contentment and peacefulness that is both contagious and satisfying. It's definitely one of her best yet!"

Steve Sheppard at One World Music says:

"Luminous by Michele McLaughlin in my view, is the best work of the artist thus far, I don’t say that lightly, as she has produced some amazing albums over the last 20 odd years, but for me she has manifested a sensitivity here that is beyond all that she has created before, and it has worked like absolute magic. Luminous is one of the most gentle and soothing narratives ever from Michele and is an album that every lover of any piano genre must simply have."

NOTE: Delivered as a PDF that you download and print at home.

Released: ©2022

Digital Songbook Includes:

•All 10 songs from the matching album

•Table of contents

•Information page

Difficulty Level: Songs range from Intermediate to Advanced Intermediate

•5 Intermediate Songs

•5 Advanced Intermediate Songs








Michele McLaughlin
2022 / Michele McLaughlin Music
55 pages / 10 songs
Review by Kathy Parsons
Luminous is the companion sheet music book for Michele McLaughlin's 2022 solo piano album by the same name. All ten pieces from the album are included, transcribed note-for-note to the recording by John Zechiel and proof-read by me. The songbook also includes the stunning artwork from the album on the front and back covers as well as Michele's bio. Inspired by different kinds of light and dark, most of these pieces express a warm contentment and peaceful feelings. Michele used some of the features on her Fazioli piano to soften the piano sound and make it more delicate, and that can't be notated in the sheet music, but using a lighter playing touch or the soft pedal on your piano should give a similar effect.

None of the ten pieces are difficult, but playing with expression and emotion will make them come alive! The printed books are spiral-bound and printed on a medium-weight paper stock for easier page turns as well as durability. Downloadable PDF songbooks and individual sheet music downloads will also be available on the release date. (Printed books can be pre-ordered now). Most of the pieces are in less-complicated key signatures (see below), and none of the rhythms are difficult. There are no reaches of more than an octave. Pianists of all ages will enjoy this music, which is suitable for teaching as well as personal enjoyment.

All forms of Luminous (recording, songbook, sheet music) will be released on November 25, 2022. More links will be added as they become available. Recommended!!!

The titles of the pieces, the key(s) they are in, and the number of pages are:

Droplets of Gray - Key of C minor/ Eb major (3 flats) - 6 pages
When You Hurt, I Hurt - Key of C (0 sharps or flats) - 6 pages
Kaleidoscope - Key of F (1 flat) - 7 pages
Shimmer - Key of G (1 sharp)/ C (0 sharps or flats) - 3 pages
Moonlit Shadows - Key of D minor (1 flat) - 5 pages
The Golden Hour - Key of G (1 sharp) - 4 pages
Luminous - Key of D minor (1 flat)/ G minor (2 flats)/ C minor (3 flats)/ F minor (4 flats) - 5 pages
Fireflies - Key of A minor (0 sharps or flats) - 6 pages
Adrift - Key of Eb minor (6 flats) - 3 pages
Lanterns In the Sky - Key of C (0 sharps or flats) - 6 pages